The genetic study involved over 100,000 people.
Research adds to evidence showing how archaic species shaped modern humans.
The experiment also led to the team discovering a new species of worm.
Knowing an animal's normal lifespan is hugely important for conservation efforts, but it's harder to find out than you'd think.
Researchers say they have been able to extract a complete ancient human genome from something other than a human bone for the very first time.
The case of Chris Long, from Nevada, has piqued the interests of forensic scientists for its implications.
Researchers also found modern Arctic sledge dogs appear to be direct descendants of those brought over from Siberia and Alaska.
Traces of extraterrestrial sugars on meteorites add more weight to the hypothesis that a meteor blitz on ancient Earth may have kick-started life by providing the necessary building blocks.
The team worked with 513 pairs of men living in Belgium and the Netherlands who shared a common paternal ancestor.
The New Mexico Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a bid to overturn the conviction of Anthony Blas Yepez due to a gene mutation in his DNA that has been theorized to impair anger regulation.
A popular third-party genetic genealogy database is vulnerable to security risks that include impersonation of relatives, a study found.
Scientists hope the discovery could help to make new treatments for the debilitating condition.
DNA evidence led authorities to a Dakota Access Pipeline protester who was involved in the riots in 2016.
The recent death of Elijah Cummings at age 68 underscores a disturbing statistic: black men die, on average, five years younger than white men. A study shows racism's effects on gene activity.
Each and every person of non-African descent carries traces of DNA derived from ancient hominin species to a varying extent.
A genetics testing company settled out of court for $42.6 over allegations of healthcare fraud.
Tardigrades—otherwise known as "water bears" or "moss piglets"—are considered extremophiles, organisms that thrive in extreme environments.
The controversial condition was classified as a disorder last year.
This is just one example of how DNA collection can harm or help investigators.
Up until now, palaeontologists have faced a major problem when it comes to working out what these ancient hominids would have looked like. Now, using DNA methylation, scientists have been able to bring them back to life.
"Because of this study, we now know that these edited cells can survive in a patient, and they will stay there," an expert said.
Police investigating a series of rapes found evidence linking the crimes to Kenneth Bowen III, who worked for the Clayton County Police Department for three months in 2018.
Researchers have studied the genomes of 10 individuals from the ancient port of Ashkelon.
The study doesn't change the fact that smoking is harmful, a scientist stressed.
Previous estimates based on DNA analysis suggest the two species diverged between 300,000 and 500,000 years ago.
Box jellyfish stings are excruciating and occasionally deadly. Scientists have now identified a common, cheap drug that is already on the market and which could be a treatment candidate with further development.
Scientists have so far struggled to find ways of killing the bacteria which cause measles and the flu in the air before they enter our bodies.